And the Super Bowl goes to the Atlanta Falcons because?
By Dean Mullen
The NFL decided this week to award Atlanta Super Bowl 53 hosts over New Orleans. Wait, they did what? The league really decided to put Atlanta to host because of a new shack they built. What could possibly make the NFL decide to put the biggest game on Earth in Atlanta over New Orleans? The real question is “Are you smarter than a 5th grader?”
1. The answer is obviously right, but let’s see what others think.
The good news is that Atlanta made the Top 10. The bad news is that New Orleans is ranked No. 1 for various reasons that include hospitality, food, and entertainment among other things. Maybe it was just bad luck of that ice storm that hit in 2000. Let’s dig a little deeper. How about those awesome fans they have?
2. Atlanta has four teams playing professionally, or at least they pretend that they are professional.
Okay, but that was Bleacher report right? Surely ESPN wouldn’t knock Atlanta with their partnership with ESPN right? I mean the fans of Atlanta are at least average maybe…
Summary of this 2012 article:
"“Atlanta is the epitome of the bottom of the barrel when it comes to fan support. Hence, the Atlanta Falcons shouldn’t be allowed to win and reward some of the worse fans in the country. They just don’t get it. They are simply not passionate enough to appreciate their team winning in the NFL Playoffs and moving onto the next round.”"
Hmm, what does this mean? The NFL wouldn’t put the biggest game of the world in a city that doesn’t care about its sports teams, right? I mean, that would be the dumbest thing the NFL could do. There must be more to the story. I know what it is. Those articles are old. The year is 2016 Dean – c’mon man!
3. Atlanta is not ranked in the top 50 cities this year.
Uh, Mr. Goodell – you got some explaining to do. Notice that there was no mention of the spaghetti designed highways that cause hours of traffic delays daily. Nor did I mention that the most famous person living in Atlanta is Honey Boo Boo. I am above that. That would be a jab at a city that has taken its punches. No, I blame the NFL for once again being the league that is run by clowns.
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Considering that the NFL has botched so many things in recent years, one would think they would at least make the sensible decision in giving New Orleans a Super Bowl over Atlanta. As Jerry Glanville put it years ago, the NFL stands for “not for long” if you keep making calls like that. The fact is, it’s not Atlanta’s fault that their city pales in comparison to New Orleans.
Unfortunately, the fans that experience Super Bowl 53 will be so inferior on what it could have been. Congratulations Roger, you are now Dumb and Dumber.